Our Mermaid and Stuntwoman : Rachel Novak

We catch up with PFI Brand Ambassador Rachel Novak to chat about freediving, mermaiding, stunt work, sailing and so much more! Rachel shows us the competitive side of Mermaiding and what it takes to do underwater stunt work

New PFI Freediving Ambassadors

We are happy to announce our PFI Ambassadors for 2023! Welcome to the Performance Freediving Tribe!

Can the Mammalian Dive Reflex Help Control Anxiety?

In the last sixty years or so, it has become known that freedivers, those who hold their breath to dive deep under the water’s surface, benefit from the Mammalian Dive Reflex (MDR) in several ways. But can that same reflex help control anxiety? Let’s take a deeper look at the MDR, what causes it, and how it can help in anxiety and panic attacks.

How Freediving can be utilized in High Stress environments and Jobs

Freediving is known to be a sport that requires both relaxation and mental toughness. What may often be overlooked is the ability to use the skills we learned during our courses, in our everyday lives. We spoke to two freedivers in high stress jobs and asked them how they use their freediving skills in everyday life.

One Breath

One Breath: The Mental and Physical Possibilities

In this article, learn how formal freediving training can open up a new way to experience the ocean and marine life. “Our advice for anyone who even has the slightest interest in freediving: Do it! It may seem scary and impossible, but with the right techniques and safety measures, you will surprise yourself with how far you can go!” Read the full story below! 

Pranayama Life and Freediving

Pranayama, Life, and Freediving

The way you breathe has a large effect on your body and mind. In this article we explore the ways your breathing and your brain work together. How mindfulness can be practiced in everyday life and how it can impact your mental health for the better.

Vertical Blue and Two National Records

Vertical Blue and TWO National Records

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to compete in a freediving competition? Talya Semrad and Lance Lee Davis are sharing their experience in competing in the Vertical Blue Freediving competition at the Blue Hole in the Bahamas. While they both scored a National Records, they also share lessons they learned along the way.

Who is Freediving for?

Who is Freediving For?

Have you ever wanted to try freediving but were worried that it might not be for you? Well, you’re in luck because this article is just for you. We’re breaking down some myths and mental barriers that often keep people from learning to freedive.

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What To Expect In Your First Freediving Course

Now that you’ve done some research on finding the right freediving course and instructor, and you’ve taken some time to prepare via Google, the next thing you might be wondering is how is this all going down? What will this freediving course be like? What should you expect?

Static Apnea - Pushing Our Limits

Static Apnea: Pushing Our Limits as Safely as Possible

Learning to hold your breath can be confusing and maybe even a little scary for some. We get it, learning new skills can be hard. We’re here to explain how your mind plays a role in this and some tips on how it can go better.